I have so many things that I want to write, but I never have enough time to hone my craft.
The Insurance Adjuster is at the house now, KD is home, as my anxiety would cause verbal diarrhea and in this case, it wouldn't be good.
Middle stayed home on Monday. He wore pj's with his Spider Man costume over them. On Tuesday, to get him out of the door, I told him he could wear his pj's with his costume to our babysitter's. It worked. Yesterday school was cancelled, there went my opportunity to get him into "regular" clothes. He wore the same outfit yesterday. Today KD stayed home so he could deal with the adjuster, he objected to Middle's outfit. I explained to him that he has fresh pj's, fresh underpants so who really cares. He is into it and he is happy. Tomorrow he has school and he will have to wear "regular" clothes. He knows and inquired if he could wear the costume on the next home day. To which I replied, "Absolutely!"
Oldest has refused to buy lunch for months now. Our school allows parents to pre-pay for lunches. For example, I can send in a check for $50 and then Oldest doesn't need to deal with cash, which I never have. We did that at the beginning of the year. She came home one day and told me that her pre-pay was gone and then she started to cry. I inquired who told her that. She said it was her friend, Mark, I assured her that Mark wouldn't know if her pre-pay had run out and that I hadn't heard from her teacher that her cache was depleted. Every month we would go over the school lunch menu to no avail. I tried to overcome her resistance to buying lunch and then she got a wallet in her stocking.
So I sent her on Tuesday with two one dollar bills and a quarter. I got home on Tuesday and inquired immediately if she got her lunch. She did, however, as she was telling me about it, I noticed the quarter in the bottom of her bag. Then she told me that she lost her quarter and that her teacher gave one to the lunch lady.
Snow day yesterday so no need to deal with lunch.
Today the menu was her favorite, grill cheese. Tuesday night on the way home from work, I went grocery shopping on and got ten one dollar bills. I was prepared this morning and sent in an extra quarter for her to pay back her teacher. She had a rough go of it this morning. After a brief period of frustration on the part of her dad, it was decided that he would purchase her an alarm clock.
I have to admit that I am such a pushover when it comes to my kids. When my kids were babies their crying never bothered me, it came with the territory. Now that they are older and they cry in response to unpleasant things, yikes. I am a total TOTAL pushover! Oldest was crying after KD yelled at her to get dressed. I felt awful, but he had asked her 3 times AND warned her that the next time he asked her it wouldn't be nice. It is so hard to be little and to crawl out of a cozy bed and rip your clothes off to put on cold clothes. I totally understand, but she really needed to get dressed. I left early and took the boys so my heart hurt for her. I called after I dropped the boys off, it got worse after I left. I called when I got to the office, after the bus had come to pick her up. KD told me that she was fine when she left and they had discussed solutions which is how the alarm clock came to be.